El Escorial (page 3 of 3)

Juan de Herrera

Views of the interior


The Throne Room with marquetry above one door

Charles V (the father of Philip II) ordered in his will that a royal pantheon be designed for the burial of Spain's kings. This mausoleum of bronze and marble holds the bodies of most of the kings since Charles V.

Left: the Dome of the main room of the Pantheon; center: The Pantheon of the Infants with the circular tomb in carrara marble

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